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Serious Offenses

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SUSPENDABLE & EXPELLABLE OFFENSES

The following actions are listed in the Education Code (EC) 48900 as warranting consideration for suspension and/or expulsion from school attendance:

a.1   Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.

a.2   Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense.

b.     Possessed, sold or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive or other dangerous object.

c.     Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of, a controlled substance.

d.     Unlawfully offered, arrange or negotiated to sell a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and either sold,

           delivered, or otherwise furnished to a person an imitation.

e.     Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.

f.      Caused or attempted to cause damage to school or private property.

g.     Stolen or attempted to steal school or private property.

h.     Possessed or used tobacco, or products containing tobacco or nicotine products.

i.      Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.

j.      Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell drug paraphernalia.

k.     Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of school personnel.

l.      Knowingly received stolen school or private property.

m.    Possessed an imitation firearm.

n.     Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or sexual battery.

o.     Harrassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding.

p.     Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma.

q.     Engaged in, or attempted to engage in, hazing.

r.      Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying committed by means of an electronic act.

t.      Aided or abetted the infliction of physical injury to another person.

48900.2       Committed sexual harassment (Grades 4-12 only).

48900.3       Caused, attempted to cause, threatened to cause, or participated in an act of hate violence (Grades 4-12 only).

48900.4       Intentionally harassed, threatened, or intimidated, creating a hostile educational environment (Grades 4-12 only).

48900.7       Made terrorist threats against school officials and/or school property.

The following violations of EC 48915 (c) required mandatory suspension and a recommendation for expulsion:

                  1.     Possessing, selling or otherwise furnishing a firearm

                  2.     Brandishing a knife at another person.

                  3.     Unlawfully selling a controlled substance.

                  4.     Committing or attempting to commit a sexual assault.

                  5.     Possession of an explosive.

The following violations of ED 48915 (a) require mandatory suspension and expulsion shall be recommended:

                 1.     Caused serious physical injury to another person.

                 2.     Possession of a knife, explosive or other dangerous object.

                 3.     Unlawful possession of any controlled substance.

                 4.     Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.

                 5.     Assault or battery, or threat of, on a school employee.

*A suspended student may not be on campus nor attend or participate in school  activities during the term of the suspension.

*SEMHS will not tolerate drugs, alcohol, tobacco or weapons at school at any time.